Almost Done

Let's ignore the drastically leaking bathtub faucet, the faulty furnace and broken central air, so on and so forth... sometime tomorrow we should be DONE moving stuff out of our rental! Which means all of our crap is piled up into every flat surface in the new house. Which means maybe we can get back to fixing...

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Closing Time

One of the last things I said to Matt before falling asleep last night was, "I feel like I woke up in the Twilight Zone and nobody told me."

Yesterday we did the final paperwork to buy our house. I was expecting the sixty zillion pages requiring sixty zillion signatures but the number typed out beside AMOUNT REQUIRED TO CLOSE threw us for a...

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Two Years in Sioux Lookout

It's October 29, 2009. I'm up early, having tossed and turned all night in the guest bed at my dad and his partner's lake house. I get out of bed, take a shower, and try to find room in my stomach for food -- it's hard what with the giant knot in it.

Dad has filled up my station wagon with gas. He's also helped fill it up with most of my...

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